LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — NBA Superstar Kevin Durant donated $150,000 to three Prince George’s County community organizations, Monday.
The Oklahoma City Thunder forward returned to his hometown in Seat Pleasant to present the donation to the Seat Pleasant Activity Center, Community Kinship Coalition and the Maryland Jaguars Youth Organization — three organizations that were pivotal to his development and career as an NBA All-Star.
PHOTOS: Kevin Durant at the Seat Pleasant Activity Center
The money was given through the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, which was founded to help at-risk youth.
“Giving back and supporting kids who are in the same position that I was in while growing up is very important to me,” Kevin said in a released statement. “I realize the positive impact it has on a kid when they know that people care.”
Durant recently made news for becoming the first NBA player to sign with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Agency.
It was also announced that Durant, along with his organization, will work to create the Kevin Durant Transitional House that will tackle the issue of homelessness in Prince George’s County.
While the Olympic gold medalist remained silent throughout the ceremony, children at the activity center chanted “You’re number one” as a banner was unveiled in his honor.